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SETTLERS OF CANAAN - Game Details

Tuesday, August 9, 2005

GAME 1

John (12) - Jack (6) - Scott (5) - Jim (2)

John rolled to a relatively easy victory, avoiding the Plague with only one 7 rolled the entire game! Jack ran his typical north-south road network along the eastern side of Galilee. Jim got strangled between Jack and Scott which left him resource challenged. Scott stayed in the south, trying to economically use a port to his advantage. But John capitalized on his isolation in the north by building the Longest Road and upgrading all his settlements to cities. Three VP Development Cards were drawn (2 by Jack and 1 by Scott), without which the losers would have been even further behind!

Game Set-up Order:
Jack, Jim, Scott, John, John, Scott, Jim, Jack

VP Cards:
Longest Road - John
King's Blessing - unclaimed
Most Priests - unclaimed

Strategies:
Jack - Stones for Jerusalem
Jim - Apparently, none
Scott - Port, stones for Jerusalem
John - Port

Miscellaneous:
Most frequent resource rolls - 8, 9
Black stones placed - 1

Colors:
Jack - green
Jim - blue
Scott - orange
John
- white

 

GAME 2

Jack (12) - John (9) - Jim (9) - Scott (8)

After staying bunched together for most of the game, Jack pulled out in front and took the game with an overload of Development Cards, providing him with Most Priests and an extra VP to boot. His longest road strategy was stymied by Jim who kept pace with his road building. Jim in turn was battling Scott for the King's Blessing by building stones for Jerusalem. Scott tried his southern split strategy but couldn't upgrade his settlements fast enough. John ran out of geography and had to resort to coastal roads and settlements which hampered his expansion. Jim crowded John by building in the middle of the land. But Jack followed John's lead from the first game, and he worked the northern part of Canaan to a victory. 54% of the die rolls were either 5s, 6s, or 7s!

Game Set-up Order:
Scott, John, Jack, Jim, Jim, Jack, John, Scott

VP Cards:
Longest Road - unclaimed
King's Blessing - Scott
Most Priests - Jack

Strategies:
Scott - Stones for Jerusalem
John - Apparently, none
Jack - Longest Road, Most Priests
Jim - Longest Road, Stones

Miscellaneous:
Most frequent resource rolls - 6, 7, 5
Black stones placed - 12

Colors:
Jack - green
Jim - blue
Scott - orange
John - white

 

 

 

 

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